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System Properties Comparison CrateDB vs. Drizzle vs. Milvus vs. Oracle NoSQL vs. TimescaleDB

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NameCrateDB  Xexclude from comparisonDrizzle  Xexclude from comparisonMilvus  Xexclude from comparisonOracle NoSQL  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
Drizzle has published its last release in September 2012. The open-source project is discontinued and Drizzle is excluded from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionDistributed Date Store based on LuceneMySQL fork with a pluggable micro-kernel and with an emphasis of performance over compatibility.A DBMS designed for efficient storage of vector data and vector similarity searchesA multi-model, scalable, distributed NoSQL database, designed to provide highly reliable, flexible, and available data management across a configurable set of storage nodesA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
Search engine
Relational DBMSMultivalue DBMSDocument store
Key-value store
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Time Series DBMS
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.97
Rank#179  Overall
#87  Relational DBMS
#12  Search engines
Score0.38
Rank#257  Overall
#10  Multivalue DBMS
Score4.41
Rank#81  Overall
#14  Document stores
#13  Key-value stores
#44  Relational DBMS
Score4.22
Rank#82  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websitecrate.iomilvus.iowww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­nosql.htmlwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationcrate.io/­docsmilvus.io/­docs/­overview.mddocs.oracle.com/­en/­database/­other-databases/­nosql-database/­index.htmldocs.timescale.com
DeveloperCrateDrizzle project, originally started by Brian AkerOracleTimescale
Initial release20132008201920112017
Current release7.2.4, September 20121.0, March 202121.2, September 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen SourceOpen Source infoGNU GPLOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoProprietary for Enterprise Edition (Oracle Database EE license has Oracle NoSQL database EE covered: details)Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageJavaC++C++JavaC
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java 7 (and higher) VMFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
LinuxLinux
Solaris SPARC/x86
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)yesSupport Fixed schema and Schema-less deployment with the ability to interoperate between them.yes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesNumeric data onlyoptionalnumerics, strings, booleans, arrays, JSON blobs, geospatial dimensions, currencies, binary data, other complex data types
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.nononoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, but no triggers and constraintsyes infowith proprietary extensionsnoSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET infocommunity maintained client
JDBC
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
PostgreSQL wire protocol
Prometheus Remote Read/Write
RESTful HTTP API
JDBCRESTful HTTP APIRESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesErlang
Go infocommunity maintained client
Java
JavaScript (Node.js) infocommunity maintained client
Perl infocommunity maintained client
PHP
Python
Ruby infocommunity maintained client
Scala infocommunity maintained client
C
C++
Java
PHP
C++
Go
Java
Python
C
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsnononouser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersnono infohooks for callbacks inside the server can be used.nonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingShardingShardingyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Electable source-replica replication per shard. Support distributed global deployment with Multi-region table featureSource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononowith Hadoop integrationno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Read Your Own Writes Consistency infofor primary key lookups
Immediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infodepending on configuration
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infounique row identifiers can be used for implementing an optimistic concurrency control strategyACIDnoconfigurable infoACID within a storage node (=shard)ACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonoyes infooff heap cacheno
User concepts infoAccess controlrights management via user accountsPluggable authentication mechanisms infoe.g. LDAP, HTTPnoAccess rights for users and rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Specific characteristicsCrateDB is an open source distributed SQL database that spreads data and processing...
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Competitive advantagesCrateDB is typically used in operational analytics applications, particularly those...
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Typical application scenariosCrateDB is ideal for integrating and analyzing streams of data--often machine-generated--in...
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Key customersCrateDB customers include McAfee, Qualtrics , Nokia, NBC Golfnow , Digital Domain...
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Market metricsThe CrateDB open source project was started in 2014. CrateDB was the winner of TechCrunch...
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Licensing and pricing modelsCrateDB pricing CrateDB Community Edition is open source and free to use under the...
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